Privacy statement

Defence website privacy statement

Visiting our Website

When you access the Department of Defence's web servers, the following information is logged:

  • the visitor’s machine unique Internet Protocol (IP) address;
  • the visitor’s domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk, etc);
  • the date and time of the visit to the site;
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded;
  • the previous site visited; and
  • the type of website browser used.

This information is primarily used for statistical purposes. However, this information may also be disclosed to an Australian Federal, State or Territory investigative authority to support investigations.

Sending us emails

When you send Defence an email, our email servers will collect and hold your email address and the content of the email for the purpose of responding to your enquiry and, where necessary, taking subsequent action. Your email address will not be added to a mailing list unless supplied for that reason. If you fail to provide all relevant information in your email, Defence's ability to respond to your enquiry will be limited.

Further information

For information about how Defence holds your personal information, how you can apply for access to, or seek a correction of personal information Defence holds about you, or to make a complaint about how Defence has managed your personal information, you should refer to the Defence Privacy Policy. Questions regarding the Defence Privacy Policy, or privacy within Defence, should be directed to the Defence Privacy Officer:


Post: BP35-1-066 PO Box 7927 CANBERRA BC ACT 261